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Between a Rock and a hard place. God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit get me through it.



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So much has happened to me since I started SP April 9th 2010. I've lost weight of course and regained some, I've working on eating less again , with more fruits and veggies.I've made some great spark friends. I'm sparking as much as I can and getting back to tracking. Many know about my son's accident (6/17/2010)and the changes that has wrought on my life, my sister Veronique's death (11/7/2012) due to a brain tumor and Vicky's death (12/2/2017) has added to things to adjust to. I also have been blessed with a total of 5 grand-daughters and 1 grandson-the first and eldest of the grands..
Y. I try to keep smiling and stay positive-not always easy, but the good Lord helps. I love life from infancy to old age. I retired May 25th, 2012 to be Erik's primary care person. My eldest two try to help at times. My 5 children and 6 grandchildren are an important part of my life. With the exception of my cholesterol levels and a mobile blood pressure I am relatively healthy. Both my son's care and my weight contribute the occasionally elevated blood pressure. My cholesterol has been high since I was in my 40's and I am allergic to statin drugs which limits what I can take for the cholesterol problem. I live with the adage that all is a Gift from God and try to trust Him.

Member Since: 4/9/2010

Fitness Minutes: 147,042

My Goals:
1. track all of my foods, striving to get 5-8 fruits & veggies per day.
2. I will walk no LESS THAN 5,000 steps and work my way past 10,000.
3. to be more positive, and supportive to those around me, especially new widows.

My Program:
To watch what I eat, most importantly cutting back on cholesterol and sodium. Work to change a sedentary life into a more active life, which is difficult for me. Even though retired, I'm knitting and sewing more that makes for a still sedentary life.

Personal Information:
I was born in Bedford, Ohio of a Belgian mom and an American GI. I have lived in Belgium, Ohio, Florida and am currently in Georgia. I am widowed and have five grown children, one of whom had a traumatic brain injury June 2010 and for whom I am the court appointed Custodial Guardian.

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I like to knit, sew-when I have time and play with my grandchildren.
I'd love to be able to travel again, to go back to Belgium and Austria, to see Ireland, Scotland, Switzerland and Italy.

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    Je comprends, Ginie. Prends bien soin de toi malgré tout. emoticon
    12 days ago
    I went all back to your blogs on the Christmas days & what they represent Thank you for those blogs.I think that is a good idea to write down our blessings & see what we have been so blessed with for the end of the year.
    Take care have a blessed day !!
    13 days ago
    LOL But wouldn't it be fun to have pie together with Janet? LOL

    You aren't alone in the forgetting department. Yesterday, when I went to get our pills for the morning I saw that we hadn't taken the day before? Or maybe it was Friday yesterday? Or maybe we missed a different day and skipped over? Happens every so often and if it weren't for filling that box with the pills it would happen even more often. Guess we're in good company!
    15 days ago
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    I guess I will have to make two lemon meringue pies and hide one till you get here. Oh wait, three. I need one too. LOL
    15 days ago
    There is a certain comfort and even necessity in having a routine order. Sadly, I find that I am spending way too much time some mornings with this routine of mine. I'll blame the severe cold of this winter for making it even worse than usual since there's no desire to get out and about in sub zero temps. LOL As I've noted earlier this year, however, I am not placing this in good or bad but more taking the awareness of my routine and how that affects my mornings into account and "sometimes" changing it a little. Today, I did the full routine but resisted going back and rechecking anything I had already checked. LOL
    15 days ago
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